Earlier this week, rumours regarding Cheryl and Liam Payne breaking up (one year after their son was born) started surfacing online.
Naturally, we had all hoped this news was untrue, however it's starting to seem like it could definitely be a thing.
"It's very sad - they tried very hard to make it work. They're desperate to make a go of it but it's absolutely on the rocks," reports read.
According to The Sun, Liam's solo success and their 10-year age difference are starting to take a major toll on their relationship. "There’s a big age gap between them," the site reports. "If they didn’t have Bear, then they would have most likely split up by now."
"But they love their son,” The Sun continues. "And they do care for each other, so it’s now a matter of seeing if there’s a final way forward to try and make it work."
Perez Hilton is going as far to say that Liam is seeking a divorce lawyer (they aren't married) to figure out how to get through this rut. "Liam has sought some legal advice, but he still wants to make it work,” Perez wrote. "It’s sensible to be prepared for all options. With a young son and a number of assets between them, there is more to breaking up than just parting ways. He hopes it doesn’t come to it, but he’s just being careful."
However, paparazzi ran into Cheryl on the streets of Newcastle just recently, and asked her, "Are you and Liam okay?" Her responds? "Yeah, great."
During a separate occasion, she said, "None of that (speculation) matters."